Earl V. Comfort, 88, of 670 Comfort Road, Sunbury, passed away at his home surrounded by family and friends on Oct. 15, 2017.
He was born June 13, 1929, in Rockefeller Township, a son of the late George W. and Selah (Moyer) Comfort. On June 25, 1951, he married the former Dorcas Kline who passed on Oct. 27, 1973.
Earl was a farmer early in his working career until he and his brothers opened Comfort Brothers in 1952 which is still in operation.
He was a member of the Friendship Hose Co. and the Sunbury Moose.He was an avid hunter and fisherman traveling to Alaska, Colorado, Canada, and other destinations to hunt and fish. He loved to see the Elk in Pennsylvania and spending time at the family cabin in Clinton County.
Earl is survived by his daughter Sheila Leitzel and her husband Larry, of Sunbury; son, Earl "Sonny" Comfort Jr. and his wife Holly, of Sunbury; eight grandchildren, Dana Kelly, Chad Leitzel, Pamela McGuinness, Amy McCrea, Kevin Leitzel, Susan Carst, Malena Faust and Chrissy Comfort; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Wilmer Comfort in 1994; his companion, Peggy Follmer in August 2017; and siblings, Amber Krumbine, Carton Comfort, George "Walter" Comfort, Helen Trawitz and Thomas "Ray" Comfort.
Friends and family may visit from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc., 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury, followed by a memorial service at 11, with Pastor Richard Earl officiating.
Interment will be in Montandon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Bartan Way, Suite 270, Harrisburg, PA 17011.
Condolences may be made at davidzweierfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 16, 2017